No more spam!
As you probably noticed we had some problems with spam messages on our forum. We finally resolved them and hopefully we won't have to deal with fake users and posts again. Thanks for your understanding!
Bassiona Amorosa at Carnegie Hall!
This show is not specifically slap bass related, but an amazing double bass quartet from Germany BASSIONA AMOROSA will be performing at one of the most renowned American venues - Carnegie Hall in New York City!
The reason why it caught our attention is that they will be performing music by a modern NY composer Filip Mitrovic. He's one of the rare composers who understands the powerful effect of slap bass and uses it in his compositions. We hope that more and more compositions will be written with this technique and that it will be included in the "official" books sometime soon.
Double bass fans will notice that one of the best young bassists Roman Patkolo is leading this great quartet. They will be joined by a Serbian pianist Jasna Popovic and will be performing (besides Mitrovic) music by Rimsky-Korsakov, Bach, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Csicsko, Makhoshvili etc.
The show is presented by Bechstein America and New York Artist Management and it will take place at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall in NYC on October 22nd at 8PM. More info can be found at the FB event here.
Djordje Stijepovic on European Tour
the founder of the Art of Slap Bass, Djordje Stijepovic, is on the first European tour with his wild Gypsy band Fishtank Ensemble. This time they will play shows in France, Italy and Finland.
If you live in Europe, be sure to check these guys out!
Happy Birthday Marshall Lytle (plus new interview)!
Rock'n'roll pioneer and one of the earliest slap bass stars, Marshall Lytle of Bill Haley's Comets, is 77 today (September 1st 2010)!
We would like to wish him a happy birthday and many years of Rockin' around the Clock. Marshall was kind enough to answer 50 questions in the exclusive interview for the Art of Slap Bass. Please check it out here and write him some words of support on our forum here.
Happy birthday Marshall Lytle!
New article about the origins of slap bass!
Possibly the best article ever written about early slap bass players is finally back on internet! Slap That Bass - New Orleans String Bass Pioneers written by Jazz historian Dan Meyer hasn't been available on internet for a while. Now you can read it exclusively here on our website!
For all of you that still want to access the first article Basic Slap Bass Patterns, just check out the archive section on the article page.
Special thanks goes to Dan Meyer for letting us republish this article on the Art of Slap Bass!